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Monthly Archives: September 2020

What is a ‘sneak and peak’ warrant?

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

With a so-called “sneak and peak” search warrant, police officers typically install secret cameras in a location to obtain evidence of an alleged crime. “Sneak and peak” warrants are controversial for many reasons, and courts in Florida, including the Fourth District Court of Appeal, have recently deemed the practice “extreme” and decided to suppress… Read More »

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Undercover ‘sting’ operations and violations of defendants’ rights

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

It’s not uncommon for undercover police officers to impersonate a drug buyer in order to conduct a “sting” operation. This investigative tactic has led to many arrests and many serious drug charges in Palm Beach County. It’s also not uncommon for the arrested individuals to feel that their rights were violated by police. The… Read More »

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